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SA consumer food price inflation lifted marginally in March 2021
SA consumer food price inflation lifted marginally in March 2021Article

Consumer food price inflation accelerated to 5,9% year-on-year in March 2021 from 5,4% year-on-year in the previous month...

Wandile Sihlobo 3 May 2021

Samsung device is a telephone, not a machine - tariff ruling
Samsung device is a telephone, not a machine - tariff rulingArticle

The Pretoria High Court recently had to decide whether the Samsung Galaxy S7 should be classified under the "machine" tariff or remain under its "telephone" tariff determination...

Keketso Kgomosotho, overseen by Virusha Subban 23 Apr 2021

Bobby Madhav, FNB head of trade and structured trade and commodity finance
AfCFTA offers massive economic opportunities, but there is still much work to be doneArticle

The Africa Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement came into effect on the 1 January 2021. A total of 54 of Africa's 55 countries have agreed, in principle, to participate in the agreement...

Bobby Madhav 22 Apr 2021

Government needs to remove restrictive regulations to allow the agricultural sector to grow
Government needs to remove restrictive regulations to allow the agricultural sector to growArticle

South Africa's economic recovery relies to a large extent on creating a more enabling business environment and putting the right structural economic reforms in place.

Ian van Niekerk 16 Mar 2021

Higher food prices look set to ease in second quarter
Higher food prices look set to ease in second quarterArticle

The drivers of the increase in the headline food price inflation in the last quarter of the year were primarily bread and cereals; meat; fish; milk, eggs and cheese; and oils and fats...

Wandile Sihlobo 25 Jan 2021

Africa's untapped opportunity: How Africa's free-trade area could catalyse the agricultural sector's development
Africa's untapped opportunity: How Africa's free-trade area could catalyse the agricultural sector's developmentArticle

The African Continental Free-Trade Area could accelerate the development of sub-Saharan Africa's agricultural sector and help the continent to become self-sufficient in food production...

Louis van Ravesteyn 2 Dec 2020

Reinstated liquor ban puts pressure on agricultural commodities
Reinstated liquor ban puts pressure on agricultural commoditiesArticle

The ban directly affects producers in terms of financing profiles, crop rotation systems and the control of ecosystems...

15 Jul 2020

The African Continental Free Trade Area - from agreement to implementation
The African Continental Free Trade Area - from agreement to implementationArticle

The Agreement Establishing the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) was brokered by the African Union (AU) and adopted by 44 of its 55 member states on 21 March 2018. By February 2019, all AU countries, save for Eritrea, had become signatories to the AfCFTA, which came into force on 30 May 2019...

Robyn Berger, Theunis Claassen and Catherine Robson 30 Jun 2020

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Groundnut import tariffs: A perilous junctionArticle

Owing to various factors, including drought, high-yielding competitive crops and the absence of pricing mechanisms, the local groundnut industry finds itself at a perilous junction. This is a disheartening situation for those who continue to believe in this commodity and those who make a living in the various branches of this industry.

21 Feb 2020

Chicken meat imports dominate the South African poultry market
Chicken meat imports dominate the South African poultry marketArticle

South Africa's imports of chicken meat continue to increase as the local market is affected by high feed costs...

Natalie Berkhout 5 Nov 2019

How will EVs affect insurance premiums?
How will EVs affect insurance premiums?Article

Current estimates put the number of electric or hybrid-electric cars on South Africa's roads at anywhere between 1,000 or 1,500...

29 Oct 2019

Steel import duties a weapon in trade war, but inappropriate for SA industry
Steel import duties a weapon in trade war, but inappropriate for SA industryArticle

The news of the closure of Robor, a 90-year old South African blue-chip steel producer, has recently occupied industrial news headlines...

Gerhard Papenfus 15 Oct 2019

Steel industry receives some relief following increased US tariffs
Steel industry receives some relief following increased US tariffsArticle

Government intervention, in the form of product-level exemptions on 36 steel and 161 aluminium tariff lines, following a decision by the United States to increase tariffs on steel and aluminium, has led to some relief for the local industry...

14 Oct 2019

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What the African Continental Free Trade Area Agreement means for the continentArticle

The operational phase of the African Continental Free Trade Area agreement (AfCFTA) was officially launched at the African Union (AU) summit in Niger in early July...

Virusha Subban & Itumeleng Mukhovha 10 Jul 2019

Footwear giants call tariffs 'catastrophic' in open letter to Trump
Footwear giants call tariffs 'catastrophic' in open letter to TrumpArticle

Some of the biggest names in footwear have signed an open letter to President Donald Trump urging him to reconsider the proposed tariffs on shoes made in China...

22 May 2019

More transparency in the chicken industry - court action suspended
More transparency in the chicken industry - court action suspendedArticle

The Association of Meat Importers and Exporters (AMIE) and the South African Poultry Association (SAPA) have agreed to lift the veil of secrecy on 'confidential' documents on which the protectionist application on chicken imports is based, thereby averting a protracted court battle...

15 May 2019

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Higher grain, vegetable and fruit price inflation is a great concern to poor consumersArticle

Land Bank economist, Tebogo Mashabela provides inflation commentary on the CPI release from Statistics SA...

Tebogo Mashabela 23 Apr 2019

SA's lower food price inflation story could soon be over
SA's lower food price inflation story could soon be overArticle

South Africa's food price inflation numbers continue to surprise us. The figures recently released by Statistics South Africa show that food price inflation remained unchanged in March 2019 at 2.3% for the third consecutive month...

Wandile Sihlobo 18 Apr 2019

Hot competition for the humble zipper
Hot competition for the humble zipperArticle

Combine two rows of fine teeth that lock together, a slider and a tab, and all of a sudden you have a quick way of securely closing a bag, jacket or pair of pants - a zipper...

François Lévêque 8 Apr 2019

Macadamia industry, government collaboration needed to secure competitive advantage
Macadamia industry, government collaboration needed to secure competitive advantageArticle

South Africa's macadamia industry is the largest producer globally, but its competitive advantage could be under threat due to a lack of collaboration with government...

13 Feb 2019

Even a hard Brexit is better than uncertainty
Even a hard Brexit is better than uncertaintyArticle

With the March 29 deadline looming, the United Kingdom's departure from the European Union still shows no clear outcome...

David Zahn 17 Jan 2019

Can South Africa's sorghum industry be revived?
Can South Africa's sorghum industry be revived?Article

South African farmers planted 28,800 hectares of sorghum in the 2017/18 production season - the smallest area on record in a dataset starting from 1936/37. This is a disappointing picture, given that sorghum was once seen as key to the development of the biofuel industry in South Africa...

Wandile Sihlobo 2 Jan 2019

Keith Wade, chief economist and strategist at Schroders
#BizTrends2019: Has the global economy peaked?Article

The world economy continues to expand, but there are signs that growth has peaked as the US, European and Asian economies slow...

Keith Wade 2 Jan 2019

Import tariffs increase encouraged to protect SA poultry sector
Import tariffs increase encouraged to protect SA poultry sectorArticle

Economists, trade unions and civic organisations including Fair Play and Proudly SA have added their support to a new application by the SA Poultry Association for a steep increase in import tariffs...

11 Dec 2018

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Market access sustains SA's fresh fruit industryArticle

It's the time of year when we tap into our affinity for relationships, which we hardly view alongside billions of rands or the creation of thousands of much-needed jobs. Well, when it comes to market access, SA's R44bn fresh fruit industry does just that...

Konanani Liphadzi 27 Nov 2018

Sugar Industry Regulations gazetted
Sugar Industry Regulations gazettedArticle

Parliament's Portfolio Committee on Trade and Industry has welcomed the gazetting of the Sugar Industry Regulations...

15 Oct 2018

Delays in South Africa's wheat tariff publication not helpful
Delays in South Africa's wheat tariff publication not helpfulArticle

The delays in the publication of adjustments to the South African wheat import tariff are once again causing an interesting pattern...

Wandile Sihlobo 20 Aug 2018

FairPlay demands enquiry into SA sugar tariff debacle
FairPlay demands enquiry into SA sugar tariff debacleArticle

The FairPlay movement has called for a public enquiry into the fiasco that saw a zero tariff for sugar being set and gazetted in South Africa last year, which allowed importers to bring in and stockpile sugar duty-free...

16 Jul 2018

A jumble of steel scrap. Daniel Cooper,
How recycling more steel, aluminum could slash imports without a trade warArticle

Many economists expect President Donald Trump's tariffs on imported steel and aluminum to increase what American companies and consumers pay...

Daniel Cooper 19 Jun 2018

South African wheat production under the spotlight
South African wheat production under the spotlightArticle

Wheat production in South Africa is one of the segments worst affected by the economic realities faced by the industry. Crucial plans have therefore been put into practice to elevate wheat's status as a competitive crop...

Andries Gouws 18 Apr 2018

SA to engage US on steel, aluminium tariffs
SA to engage US on steel, aluminium tariffsArticle

The Department of Trade and Industry is engaging the United States on its decision to impose a global tariff of 25% on imports of steel and of 10% on imports of aluminium...

6 Mar 2018

#BizTrends2018: Visa openness the key to unlocking Africa's economy
#BizTrends2018: Visa openness the key to unlocking Africa's economyArticle

While many parts of the world grapple with conversations around closing borders, there are murmurs of the opposite in Africa, a region renowned for its lack of visa openness and one that could see prosperity and growth if the barriers to travel were consciously broken down...

Oz Desai 22 Jan 2018

MoU unites African countries against chicken dumping, fights for level playing field
MoU unites African countries against chicken dumping, fights for level playing fieldArticle

The heads of the Ghanaian and South African poultry industries were among the signatories to a Memorandum of Understanding opposing the "pernicious trade practice of dumping and predatory pricing."

6 Dec 2017

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Better trade terms will improve access to Asia for citrus exportersArticle

The absence of required trade agreements - compounded by restrictive import tariffs - makes seamless exports to countries like China, Indonesia, Japan, South Korea, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam much more difficult...

Justin Chadwick 31 Oct 2017

New Mercedes-Benz Sprinter a leap in design, fleet efficiency
New Mercedes-Benz Sprinter a leap in design, fleet efficiencyArticle

Mercedes-Benz recently released a design sketch of the forthcoming Sprinter model...

28 Sep 2017

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Clues and solutions to Kenya's puzzling food price crisisArticle

The Kenyan government has from time to time applied input subsidies to reduce the cost of production. But they haven't always produced the desired effect...

Timothy Njagi Njeru 2 Jun 2017

Protection of poultry industry is key to short-term survival, but not the long-term answer
Protection of poultry industry is key to short-term survival, but not the long-term answerArticle

Producers need to look at alternative solutions to ensure the industry's long-term survival and to establish South Africa as a competitive global player...

Chris Coombes 30 May 2017

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Pioneer Foods expects first-half HEPS to drop up to 49%Article

Pioneer Foods Group expects adjusted headline earnings per share (HEPS) in the six months to March to fall by up to 49% from a year ago...

4 May 2017

ArcelorMittal puts focus on protection
ArcelorMittal puts focus on protectionArticle

ArcelorMittal SA is planning to step up its efforts to protect the local steel industry from cheap Chinese imports...

Colleen Goko 14 Feb 2017

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Astral Foods projects a poultry catastrophe if Eskom cuts off defaulting councilsArticle

A catastrophe is about to decimate a major part of Astral Foods chicken operation...

Mark Allix 13 Jan 2017

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Wheat industry in distress as farmers switch to crops that bring in doughArticle

Local wheat production has been in decline since 2000 as farmers are dumping the crop in favour of more profitable produce such as maize and soya beans...

Colleen Goko 12 Jan 2017

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Have you planned for imports ahead of the 2017 Chinese New Year?Article

For any business working with China, it becomes imperative to understand and manage the shut-down period during Chinese New Year to ensure no risk to their business or production cycle...

14 Nov 2016

Automotive lubricants market in Nigeria and South Africa expected to grow in the long term
Automotive lubricants market in Nigeria and South Africa expected to grow in the long termArticle

Nigeria and South Africa rely heavily on imported raw materials for automotive lubricants. However, the volatility of oil prices and the devaluating currencies...

31 Oct 2016

Higher wheat import duties mean bread will cost R1 more a loaf
Higher wheat import duties mean bread will cost R1 more a loafArticle

A loaf of bread will cost South African consumers nearly R1 more to buy at the till following the approval of an increase in the import duty on wheat, according to the National Chamber of Milling...

24 Aug 2016

Adam Orlin
Finding the right partner key in navigating imports in drought-hit SAArticle

We spoke to Adam Orlin, head of Investec Import Solutions, to find out more about the impact of the drought on the import and export of agriculture commodities...

Cari Van Wyk 18 Aug 2016

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Citrus growers expect easier UK accessArticle

Brexit has provided South African citrus growers a reason to cheer as the industry has been in a spot of bother because of stringent EU import requirements...

Nompumelelo Magwaza 14 Jul 2016

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Brait reports 76% growth in net asset value per shareArticle

Brait, the owner of UK chains New Look, Virgin Active and Iceland Foods along with South African fast moving consumer goods group Premier, reported on Tuesday that its net asset value per share grew 76.7% to R77.12 over the year to end-March...

Robert Laing 15 Jun 2016

Peter Draper
Discussing the intricacies of trade developments and complex agreementsArticle

The question is, should the country protect itself with strict measures dictating foreign investment and trade or allow multinational companies to invest and dictate the rules of the game...

Derick van der Walt 13 Jun 2016

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Weak rand gives global fashion the edgeArticle

International clothing brands may be getting a foot up against local firms, thanks to the weaker rand...

Colleen Goko 8 Jun 2016

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Pioneer Foods has sufficient scope to enhance efficienciesArticle

In an interview with Business Day TV conducted on Monday, Phil Roux, CEO of Pioneer Foods, speaks about the company's half-year results, which showed...

25 May 2016

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